All the companies behind the Southeast Market Pipelines Project have representatives
sitting in those back rooms voting on draft bills on an equal basis with state legislators, according to the latest information publicly availlable.
Back in the news a year after an Atlanta TV station reported on an ALEC meeting in Savannah, ALEC is not just for Georgia, every state has legislators
in that super-lobbying group, including Florida and Albama, taking those draft bills back to their legislatures and often getting them passed.
Now you know why the same bad bills to ban home rule on fracking, to block renwable energy portfolios, to impose a solar tax, and of course to promote fracked methane pipelines, show up at the same times in states all across the country.
Brendan Keefe and Michael King, WXIA-TV, 22 May 2015,
Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort. They found out quite a bit before ALEC had off-duty deputies throw them out of their hotel. Continue reading Spectra, Duke, NextEra, Williams, all members of ALEC super-lobby group →
Does it seem like FPL is the sucker in these fossil fuel deals by its parent NextEra?
While the people of Florida fall far behind even New Jersey and Massachusetts in deploying solar power in the much more populous Sunshine State?
You can call your local, state, and federal officials and ask them to stop the fossil fuel boondoggles and get on with solar power.
As we’ve seen,
NextEra is unloading its Oklahoma fracking operation onto FPL.
“Positive” effects of fracking in Oklahoma have included
Meanwhile, NextEra subsidiary Nextera Energy Resources
solar operations in California, Nevada, New Mexico, and even
but not in Florida.
NextEra’s Yieldco NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) is even Continue reading NextEra invests in solar while its subsidiary FPL promotes fracked methane Sabal Trail →
Who is Sabal Trail, anyway?
Counties resolving against Sabal Trail might want to make their resolutions against any new pipeline, since
there’s already another one proposed for Suwannee County (see
Sabal Trail owned and operated by….
Reviving a pipeline idea that failed in the Florida PSC in 2009, FPL
put out a request for proposals that was won by Sabal Trail in 2013.
Note the original proposed Sabal Trail path in the map below did not go through Georgia; why that changed is a long story apparently only known in full to Spectra, FPL, and Williams Co.
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC was formed by Continue reading What companies are in Sabal Trail and related? →
Call the Georgia Governor, ecomment to FERC, and boycott Florida Tourism,
Albany and Dougherty County leaders ask.
Call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today!
Remember to sign the petition Continue reading Call GA Gov. Deal, boycott Florida tourism, say Dougherty County leader →
Terry Witt wrote for Levy County Journal (undated),
Bronson Area Property Owner Says Gas Pipeline Just an Atom Bomb (Bronson Word version),
“I feel very violated that they can put an atom bomb through my property,” Bryan said.
I have asked that the writer of this article please put me in touch with the doctor, and to give him my info and the web site info, spectrabusters.org.
Where’s the Georgia Public Service Commission on a pipeline
that gashes across Georgia to serve Florida?
The Florida Public Service Commission has made an initial ruling.
Ivan Penn wrote for the Tampa Bay Times 24 October 2013,
Florida PSC approves third major natural gas pipeline,
State regulators approved the construction of a third major natural
gas pipeline Thursday that will increase Florida’s capacity by 20
percent at a cost of $3 billion.
The unanimous vote by the five-member
state Public Service Commission
clears the first of two major hurdles for the new system
that is projected to come on line in 2017.
“The need for this project is Continue reading Florida PSC tentatively approved pipeline →
Document 06488-13 of 10/28/2013:
PAA Order PSC-13-0505-PAA-EI on FPL’s proposed Sabal Trail
Transmission, LLC and Florida Southeast Connection pipelines;
docket to be closed if order becomes final; protest due 11/18/13.
At the top of
the document there’s this:
NOTICE is hereby given by the Florida Public Service Commission that
the action discussed herein is preliminary in nature and will become
final unless a person whose interests are substantially affected
files a petition for a formal proceeding, pursuant to Rule
25-22.029, Florida Administrative Code.
And at the end of the document there’s this addendum,
NOTICE OF FURTHER PROCEEDINGS OR JUDICIAL REVIEW
The Florida Public Service Commission is required by Section
120.569(1), Florida Statutes, to notify parties of any
administrative hearing that is available under Section 120.57,
Florida Statutes, as well as the procedures and time limits that
apply. This notice should not be construed to mean all requests for
an administrative hearing will be granted or result in the relief
Mediation may be available on a case-by-case basis. If mediation is
conducted, it does not affect a substantially interested person’s
right to a hearing.
The action proposed herein is preliminary in nature. Any person
whose substantial interests are affected by the action proposed by
this order may file a petition for a formal proceeding, in the form
provided by Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code. This
petition must be received by the Office of Commission Clerk, 2540
Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0850, by the close of business on November 18, 2013.
In the absence of such a petition, this order shall become final and
effective upon the issuance of a Consummating Order.
Any objection or protest filed in this/these docket(s) before the
issuance date of this order is considered abandoned unless it
satisfies the foregoing conditions and is renewed within the
specified protest period.